The Internet in numbers

For those of you with more than a passing interest in statistics, ‘Royal Pingdom’ has released it’s statistics of the Internet for 2010. All the stats you wanted and never needed to know are here. Here’s a taste of some of them:

107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
1.88 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
89.1% – The share of emails that were spam

Websites and users
255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010. (That’s sites, not webpages, there are billions of webpages).
1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
21.3 million – Internet users in Oceania / Australia. Given the total population of Oceania is only around 33million, that’s a tremendous percentage!

Social media
600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, etc.) shared on Facebook per month
152 million – The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010

There’s a massive amount of communication going on online.

There’s also a lot of spam! (about 95 Billion being sent a year)